8:47 a.m. Trump says Nevada is ‘using Covid to steal the state’ with mail-in ballots: President Trump responded Monday on Twitter to Nevada state lawmakers’ Sunday decision to mail ballots to all registered voters ahead of the November election. “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state. Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!” the president wrote, retweeting a photo of Trump supporters protesting the decision posted by GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Sunday’s vote in Nevada followed seven other states that are transitioning to mail-in votes to prevent the spread of coronavirus on election day. Last Thursday, Trump suggested delaying the election to avoid mail-in voting. The suggestions was widely shot down by Democrats and Republicans. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Bay Area hospitalizations fall
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6:12 a.m. Imperial County was a warning for California. Will its shutdown be a model? The situation in Imperial County, which was told to halt the reopening of its economy after experiencing the worst surge of coronavirus cases in the state, shed light on how the coronavirus has disproportionately harmed two vulnerable groups all over California: agricultural workers and the Latino community. Lessons learned from the state’s aggressive intervention helped officials prepare to fight a surge hitting rural counties in the Central Valley. Read the full story by Dustin Gardiner. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Bay Area sales of ‘COVID cars’ surge in shift from transit
8:54 a.m Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans: Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to save lives in the dark. The Associated Press reports that, without a playbook to follow and no time to wait for research, YouTube videos describing autopsy findings and X-rays swapped on Twitter and WhatsApp spontaneously filled the gap. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 1-2
San Francisco and San Mateo were the last Bay Area counties to land on the state’s coronavirus watch list, which monitors counties for troubling patterns in virus data and adds restrictions to reopening. While cases are surging in hot spots bordering the Bay Area, San Francisco and San Mateo’s numbers paint a different, if still troubling picture — one that’s true for much of the Bay Area: Their numbers consistently hover just above most of the data thresholds that indicate the spread of the virus is under control, preventing them from coming off the watch list. … [Read more...] about SF and San Mateo were last in Bay Area on the coronavirus watch list. What do numbers show now?
“The traffic is all over,” he said. “But wherever you are in the Bay Area, the concentration in job growth is mostly to the west. So we see a traffic increase in the westward direction, getting worse the closer you get to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.” … [Read more...] about Bay Area commute’s ‘awful’ ride now stretches to before 5 a.m.